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Sally Jenkins at WaPo speaks the truth...

... and it's not gonna go over well in some circles:

I'll spit this out quick, before the armies of feminism try to gag me and strap electrodes to my forehead: Tim Tebow is one of the better things to happen to young women in some time. I realize this stance won't endear me to the "Dwindling Organizations of Ladies in Lockstep," otherwise known as DOLL, but I'll try to pick up the shards of my shattered feminist credentials and go on.

As statements at Super Bowls go, I prefer the idea of Tebow's pro-life ad to, say, Jim McMahon dropping his pants, as the former Chicago Bears quarterback once did in response to a question. We're always harping on athletes to be more responsible and engaged in the issues of their day, and less concerned with just cashing checks. It therefore seems more than a little hypocritical to insist on it only if it means criticizing sneaker companies, and to stifle them when they take a stance that might make us uncomfortable.

I'm pro-choice, and Tebow clearly is not. But based on what I've heard in the past week, I'll take his side against the group-think, elitism and condescension of the "National Organization of Fewer and Fewer Women All The Time." For one thing, Tebow seems smarter than they do.

She's got more.

It's. So. Damned. Good.

With props to Steve Schippert via email.



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Comments (4)

Wow, the Feminazis must be ... (Below threshold)

Wow, the Feminazis must be massing at the WaPo border as we speak.

It's. So. Damned. Old.... (Below threshold)
Sally's a pretty tough spor... (Below threshold)

Sally's a pretty tough sports columnist. She was the first at the Post to make jabs at the competence and arrogance of the Redskins' owner, Daniel Snyder. This year the rest of them finally joined her. There's no missing the message in a Sally Jenkins piece. Good for her.

This is so damn old. Tebow... (Below threshold)
jim m:

This is so damn old. Tebow has the pro Abortion crowd cornered and they know it. The word abortion isn't even mentioned in the ad.

If these people were really about choice they would have no problem with this spot. The message is simply about how his mom chose life and how it was, in retrospect, a really good choice.

By coming out so angrily and aggressively against this ad the pro abortion crowd tips their hand that for them this is not really about choice. The only choice they want to hear about and the only choice they want to see supported is abortion.

If this were about "choice" they would be pleased to see that there is an ad that doesn't condemn abortion, but comes from a standpoint that having the ability to choose between the two options this individual made a choice and wants to encourage other people to make the same choice.

What is it about liberals that they talk about "diversity" and "tolerance", but they cannot tolerate a diversity of opinion if it means someone disagrees with them?






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